Urdu poets and writers of Jammu-Kashmir and Kashmiri origin by Muslim Saleem

poets Jammu pic(The poetry portion of this site is edited by Muslim Saleem, who is poet, writer and journalist of repute. Muslim Saleem’s ash’ar are widely popular due to being connected with grassroots. (See Muslim Saleem’s poetry with English and Hindi translations at this web site and muslimsaleem.blogspot.com and muslimsaleem.wordpress.com) (email: saleemmuslim@gmail.com phone 0755 2730580 Mob: 09009217456)

(Note: This directory has been compiled with inputs from Farooq Ahmad Farooq and Amin Banjara; All matter in English by Muslim Saleem)

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Abdul Ghani Jagal

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Abdul Hafeez Salib

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 Abid Peshawari

Abid Peshawari (Real name Prof. Shyam Lal Kalra) was a writer, critic and linguist as well as poet. He remained associated with the Urdu Department of Jammu University for 31 years and benefited scores of Urdu students. Abid Peshawari was born on December 22, 1927 at Dera Ismail Khan (Now in Pakistan). In 1947, he migrated to Delhi along with his family. In 1962, Abid Peshawari passed MA Urdu with first division from Delhi University. Initially, he joined Punjab National Bank, but in 1967 joined Jammu University’s Urdu department. In 1975, he got PhD under the guidance of Prof. Gyandhand Jain on his thesis on Insha Allah Khan Insha. He retired in 1997. He wanted to compile collections of his ‘dohas’ and articles, but his wish could not be fulfilled in his lifetime and he died on January 26, 1999. Abid Peshawari’s book include 1. Insha ke Hareef-o-Haleef (1980), 2. Nuqte aur Shoshe (1980), 3. Insha Allah Khan Insha (1985), 4. Muta’alliqat-e-Insha (1980), 5. Zauq aur Mohammad Hussain Azad (1987) and 6. Gaahe Gaahe Baaz Khwan (1994). Three of his books have been awarded by the Uttar Pradesh Urdu Academi. He was bestowed with Imtiaz-e-Meer Award, Nawa-e-Meer Award and Ghalib Award.

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Ahmad Shanas

ahmed shanas

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Alamdar Adam

Alamdar Adam

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Allama Iqbal

Greatest poet of Urdu from Kashmir. Allama Sir Muhammad Iqbal (November 9, 1877 Sialkot – April 21, 1938 Lahore) is the greatest Urdu poet and his Persian kalam is also of very high quality. He is commonly referred to as Allama Iqbal. His ancestors were Sapru Kashmiri Brahmins. Iqbal’s poetry is interspersed with religious fervour. With his forceful verses, coupled with vast knowledge of history, Iqbal tried his best to revive religious ethos among Muslims urging them to resort the past glory. He was highly qualified and had studied in England and Germany. Iqbal also delivered a series of famous lectures he delivered to this effect, which were published as The Reconstruction of Religious Thought in Islam. In his professional life, Iqbal established a law practice, but concentrated primarily on writing scholarly works on politics, economics, history, philosophy and religion. He is best known for his poetic works, including Asrar-e-Khudi—which brought a knighthood— Rumuz-e-Bekhudi, Baal-e-Jibreel and the Bang-e-Dara, with its enduring patriotic song Tarana-e-Hind. He commands great respect both in Pakistan and India. In Afghanistan and Iran, where he is known as Iqbāl-e Lāhor, he is highly regarded for his Persian works. Iqbal’s poem Shikwa had generated a lot of heat among Muslims against him but he later wrote ‘Jawab-e-Shikwa’ and won back his popularity.

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Amin Banihali

Mohammad Amin Banihali belongs to Sanjwaan village of Jammu district. He was born on May 17, 1953 at Banihal. Due to poverty and eye problem, he could not continue further education after passing Higher Secondary Electo exam in 1973. He joined Sheep Husbandry Department in 1997 and retired on March 31, 2011. Banihali consulted Manshoor Banihali and Noor-uz-Zaman Noor in poetry and in  short span of time mastered subtleties of poetry. At present, Amin Banihali is the president of Anjuman Farogh-e-Urdu, an active Urdu literary organisation of Jammu-Kashmir. Amin Banjara’s first collection of poetry “Andheron ka musafir” has been published in 2009 by noted Urdu short story writer and critic and convener of Maikash Kashmiri Literary Society, Amin Banjara, who has spend on the publication from his own pocket. The book was released at Bhopal in 2010 at a function by Kausar Siddiqui, Arif Aziz, Javed Yazdani and Muslim Saleem.

ameen banihali

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Amin Banjara

Amin Banjara: (Real name: Naseer Ahmad Quraishi). He is a journalist, short story writer, critic and researcher. Amin Banjara was born on May 5, 1961 at Jammu. He did Adeeb Kamil from Jamia Urdu, Aligarh and joined as teacher at Jammu in 1985. During service, he completed BA, B.Ed and diploma in computer applications. He topped in MA for which he was given gold medal by the Jammu University and Muslim Education Trust, Rajouri. In 1989, he was transferred as Field Supervisor to Adult Education Programme of the state education department. In 2002, he was deputed to Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (Education for All), where he is Zonal Officer at present (as on April 26, 2011). Amin Banjara joined journalism and wrote features on various subjects in Uljhanen, Taskeen, Ujala, Sandesh and Hind Samachar. In 1984, he edited English newspaper “Our Kashmir”. He is still writing as a freelancer.

Amin Banjara is basically a short story writer and his works get published in esteemed journals. He started his literary journey in 1977-78. He earned name and fame as a drama and feature writer of radio and television. He has been bestowed with several awards for service to Urdu. His efforts for setting up of an Urdu Academy in Jammu & Kashmir are laudable. At a function of Jammu-Kashmir Urdu Forum on May 1, 1997, Amin Banjara egged on the then Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah following which Dr. Abdullah announced setting up Urdu Academy in the state. Amin Banjara’s first book “Gumnaam Shakhseeyat” was published in 1984 followed by short story collection “Alaao” in 1995. other books compiled by him include “Nazr-e-Azad” (1999), “Salaam-o-Payaam” (20030, “Rudaad-e-Iqbal” in 2005, “Baal-e-Anqa” and Baal-e-Huma (2007) and “Andheron Ka Musafir” (2009), which was released in Bhopal. At present, he is busy compiling four other volumes of “Rudaad-e-Iqbal”, which was an ambitious project of Dr. Jagannath Azad but which could not see the light of the day since floods in Tawi river washed away the manuscripts. However, due to untiring efforts of Amin Banjara, the first volume was published after the death of Dr. Azad, who doted on Amin Banjara as his friend even though he was senior to Banjara. Amin Banjara is thoroughly secular and these views reflect in his writings also.

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Amin Saboniya

ameen sahbuniya

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Anand Lehar

Anand Lehar (Real name: Shyam Sundar Anand, advocate) is a name to reckon with in the field of short story in Jammu-Kashmir. He was born on July 2, 1951 at Poonch, which boasts of such stalwarts as Krishan Chander, Thakur Poonchi, Chiragh Hasan Hasrat and Sarla Devi. Anand Lehar obtained degrees of BSc and LLb from Jummu University and started practicing in Jammu after settling down there. “Pathhar ki lakeer” was his first short story. His books include Nirwan and Tapaswi Kaun (both dramas), “Sarhadon ke us par”, “Inhiraaf”, “Batwara” (short stories) and “Agli Eid se pehale” and “Sarhadon ke beech” (Novels). The last mentioned book has been awarded by the Rajasthan Urdu Academi.

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Anand Narain Mulla

Anand Narain Mulla (1901 – 1997) Anand Narain Mulla was a poet and crusader of Urdu. He was a Kashmiri Saraswat Pandit born in October 1901 at Lucknow was a prominent Urdu poet of India. He was the 1964 Sahitya Akademi award in Urdu for his poetry, specifically the book Meri Hadis-e-Umr-e-Gurezan His first collection of poems ” Ju-e-sheerr ” published in 1949, was followed by ” Hans cog ” and ” Bamhina bol “. He was also a recipient of the prestigious literary award – ” Iqbal Samman “.

His father, Jagat Narain Mulla was a leading advocate of his time who had also acted as Govt. prosecutor. Anand Narain Mulla was himself a leading practitioner of law and was later on elevated to the Bench as a judge of the Allahabad High Court (23.08.1954 – 24.10.1961). After his retirement he practiced law as senior advocate of the Supreme Court of India. Anand Narain Mulla was a member of the Fourth Lok Sabha (1967 – 1970) elected as an Independent candidate from the Lucknow Constituency. Later on, he was also elected as a Rajya Sabha member (1972 – 1978) as a nominee of the ruling Congress Party.[6]

In 1995 Anjuman Taraqqi-yi published a book by Khaliq Anjum titled ” Pandit Anand Narain Mulla ki Adabi khidmat ” to commemorate his services to Urdu language. Anand Narain Mulla died on 12 June 1997 in New Delhi aged 96 years.

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Aseer Kishtwari

Wali Mohd Aseer Kishtwari was born on August 2, 1954 in Kishtwar. He is M.A. in Urdu and an officer of Jammu & Kashmir Accounts (Gazetted) Service (KAS) of 1977 batch. He is presently posted as Director General Accounts & Treasuries, Finance Department of Jammu & Kashmir State. His field of interest is poetry, prose, history and literary criticism/research. He created a large number of poems in Urdu, Kashmiri and wrote more than two thousand articles in Urdu, Kashmiri and English languages. He has twelve publications to his credit, some of which Are Tasveer-E-Zilla Doda (Urdu), Zila-Doda-Ki-Adabi Shinakht (Urdu), Focus on Jammu & Kashmir (English), Change-Reah (Kahsmiri), Pathwan-Sada (Kashmiri), Dag- Dag-Dil (Kashmiri), Anjuman Urdu Magazine (8 Issues-2000 Pages), Puse-Ufaq (Urdu), Khazeenz-ye-Noor (Urdu), Raaz-o-Niaz (Urdu), Tareekh-I-Ishayat-e- Islam (Urdu) and Farash-s-Gul (Kashmiri poetry). He is President of Jammu & Kashmir Urdu Forum Jammu, General Secretary Rasa-Javedani Memorial Literary Society Jammu, Press and Finance Secretary Koushur Markazi-Adabi-

Forum Jammu and founder member of Challant Cultural Forum Kishtwar and Faridia Bazam-e-Adab Doda. He has been honoured with Gandhi Peace Award in 2000 by Smt. Nirmala Desh Pandey of Rachanatmak Samaj, Rasa Javidani Literary Award, Vitasta Award of Nagrad Adabi Sangam Jammu, Urdu Award of J&K Urdu Forum Jammu, Urdu Award of M.A. Urdu (Professional) Jammu University, Best Book Award (English) 2006 by J&K Academy of Art, Culture and Languages, Rashtriya Gaurav Award 2010 by India International Friendship Society New Delhi, The Best Citizens of India Award 2010 by International Publishing House New Delhi and J&K State Award 2011 for excellence in the field of Literature on the eve of Republic Day.

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Arsh Sehbai

arsh e sehbai

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Ashraf Adil

ashraf adil

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Ayaz Rasul Nazki

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Balam Bhaderwahi

Balam Bhaderwahi’s real name was Malik Mohammad Shafi. He was born at Bhaderwah in March 1932. He could not complete education of high school as he was arrested on political ground in 1947. After the country’s Partition, he went to Pakistan after release from jail and adopted the profession of driver and motor mechanic. He returned to Bhaderwah in 1954. He got the job of technician in Government Degree College, Bhaderwah in 1960. Balam died on March 17, 1980. He was the first executive president of Iqbal Bazm-e-Adab, Bhaderwah. He used to participate in the literary sittings of the college with enthusiasm. His poetry is replete with the episodes of wine and beauty. Some of his works gained popularity after they were published in ‘Kahkashan’, a book by Rind Bhaderwahi and ‘fughan-e-neem shab’, a book published by Iqbal Bazm-e-Adab. After his death, his daughter Shabeena Malik compiled his works and gave them to Aseer Kishtwari, who published it under the title “Raaz-o-Niyaaz” in 2006.

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Balraj Bakhshi

balraj bakshi

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Bashir Ahmad Bashir

basheer ahmed basheer

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Bashir Bhaderwahi

Bashir BhaderwahiBashir Bhaderwahi (Full name: Bashir Ahmad Khateeb) was born on January 24, 1935. He did his BA in (1958) MA in Urdu (1962) from Kashmir University. Bashir Bhaderwahi has contributed literary articles /poems and articles in various magazines of repute in Urdu/Kashmiri. He did diploma in teaching, B.ED, Certificate in teaching English, Certificate course in Educational extension National Institute of Education New Delhi. Bashir Bhaderwahi is a member of working group Sahai Committee on Education

J&K State, delegate of all India Educational Conference Bangalore and on Adult Education Gujarat and Member Educational Liaison committee J and K state for two successive terms. He was appointed teacher in Primary, Middle, L. High and High Schools (1953 –1961), became Head Master/Tehsil Education Officer, District Education Officer and retired as District Education officer, Doda in 1994. He has been associated with Literary Organisations of J&K State and served as President Bazme Adab Bhadarwah, President Bazme Adab Kishtwar and President Kousher Markazi Forum Jammu. His publications include: (a) Kashmiri: Folk Songs of Doda District (1971) (b) Goshan Hind Posh (1998): Collection of selected poems written from 1953-1998 (c) Tohafa-e-Aazmeen-e-Hijaj (2005): Kashmiri Naatya Kalam.darwah Ki Tehrik o Sakaafat, Himalyayee Reastoon Key Tanazur Main (2010): History and culture of erstwhile Himalyan State.

Address and mobile & email

Address: 5- Green colony Bhaderwah District Doda, J&K State. PIN Code 182222. Mobile 09419155194 email: bakhateeb@yahoo.com

Award

Bashir Bhaderwahi Thursday won the Sahitya Akademi award for 2015 for his Kashmiri critique of Jamis ta Kasheeri Manz Kashir Natia Adabuk Tawareekh. The award comprised a plaque and a cheque of Rs 1 lakh .

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Bashir Dada

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Bashir Manzar

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Betab Jaipuri

betab kiran puri

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Braj Premi

Braj Premi was primarily a short story writer but ironically research and criticism did not give him much time to devote to this form of prose. He was born on September 24, 1935 at mohalla Darbi Yar Habba Kadal in Srinagar. His father Pandit Shyam Lal Kaul was a poet, teacher and writer. He names his  son as Braj Krishan who was later known as Braj Premi. After doing his MA Urdu and B Ed, he took doctorate of philosophy on the subject “Saadat Hasan Mantoo: Hayat aur adabdi karname”. He was appointed as lecturer of Urdu in Kashmir University in 1977. He along with his family migrated to Jammu in 1990 due to unavoidable circumstances. He died of heart attack on April 20, 1990. His books include 1. Harf-e-Justujoo, 2. Jalwa-e-Sad Rang, 3. Saadat Hasan Mantoo : Hayat aur karname, 4. Zauq-e-Nazar, 5. Chand Tehreeren 6. Kashmir ke mazameen 7. Mabaahis and 8. Sapnon ki shaam (short stories).

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(Dr.) Chamanlal Bhagat

Most of people know Dr. Chamanlal Bhagat a highly honest and dedicated politician since he has proved the fact during his tenure as a National Conference MLA from Ramban assembly constituency. But his another identity lies in his contribution to Urdu literary and critical works. Bhagat obtained degrees of ML, M Phil and PhD from Jammu University’s department of Urdu. His books include 1. Hali, Shibli aur Azad tehqeeq ke aaine mein (2008), 2. Braj Premi ki adabi khidmaat (2009) and 3. Ghalib Shanasi (2010). In his books, Dr. Chamanlal Bhagat has stuck to the subject matter and done justice to it. Despite his busy political schedule, Dr Bhagat attends almost every Urdu conference and meeting in the area.

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Darakhshan Indrabi

darakshan indraar bi

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Deepak Budki

Deepak Budki (Full name: Deepak Kumar Budki) is a renowned Urdu writer. He was born on February 15, 1950 atSrinagar. After MSc Botany he did B.Ed fromKashmirUniversity,Srinagar. Here is his resume in Urdu.

Deepak Budki Books

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Dr. Ameer Hussain Shad

docter amir hasan jafari

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Dr. Arifa Bushra

Dr. Arifa Bushra. She is an Associate Professor, Deptt. of Urdu, KashmirUniversity. She joined the department in 1998. She teaches Urdu Ghazal and Nazm, Development of Urdu in J & KState, Classical Genres of Urdu Poetry and Ghalib. She has two books as well as a number of articles to her credit. Her topic of the research for Ph.D as “ Urdu Mein Mir Shinasi”. Books written by her include – Mir Taqi Mir Ek Mutala, Josh Mali Abadi Ek Mutla and  Jammu Wa Kashmir Mein Sharo Adab. Mobile No: 09469018998.

(Added by Muslim Saleem on  October 23, 2013)

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Dr. Nikhat Farooq Nazar

docter nighat farooq nazar

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Farida Kaul

fareeda kaul

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Farid Parbati

ghulam nabi bautt

 

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Gulshan Khatai

ghulam mohammed khitai

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Farooq Ahmad Farooq

He is a very sensitive poet. He used to writer with pen-name Farooq “Fida”, but later changed to present name.

farooq ahmad farooqfarooq ahmed

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Farooq Afaq

farooq aafaq

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Farooq Muztar

farooq musnatar

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Farooq Nazki

Farooq Nazki

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Ghulam Qadir Berwari

 Khwaja Ghulam Qadir Batt, pen name Qadir Berwari, is one of the senior most Kashmiri poets of Kishtwar district. His actual date of birth is not known, as his father had died when he was in his prime youth. He is totally an illiterate person but a par excellent poet, singer, carpenter and hunter of his time. He is contemporary of towering literary figures of J&K like Rasa-Javidani, Kamgar Kishtwari, Ishrat Kashmiri, Janbaz Kishtwari, Nishat Kishtwari, Ulfat Kishtwari and Showkat Faridi. Qadir Berwari was also selected for radio programs which he could not perform owing to his domestic problems. He received cash award from the late Bakshi Ghulam Mohammad, the then Prime Minister of Jammu & Kashmir state for singing his own Kashmiri Gazal at Jashn-e-Kashmir function in Jammu in the year 1956. He has brought out two collections of his Kashmiri poetry titled Chang-e-Reah( Flame of the Lamp) and Pathwan Sada( Voice of the remote area). Both these books were published by his son Wali Mohd. Aseer Kishtwari, who is himself a popular writer, historian, researcher, critic and literary analyst. Qadir Berwari is closely associated with Anjuman Taraqqi-e- Adab Kishtwar and Koushur Markazi Adabi Forum Jammu.

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Hakeem Manzoor

Hakeem ManzoorHakeem Manzoor (January 17, 1937 – 2006) was a prominent Urdu writer, poet and administrator. Born in Srinagar in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, he wrote more than 15 books. Some of his famous books in Urdu are Na TamaamBarf Ruton Ki Aag and Lahu Lamas Chinar. Hakeenm Manzoor served in the state administration in various capacities. He headed the Education Department and worked as the District Development Commissioner Baramulla and the Custodian General besides the Jammu and Kashmir Resident Commissioner in New Delhi.

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Hasan Anzar

peer zaada ghulam hasan shah

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Hasan Sahu

hasan saahu

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Hamidi Kashmari

hamidi kahsmiri

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Hari Krishen Razdam Raaz

Hari Krishen Razdan Raaz picHari Krishen Razdan Raaz.  He was born on 18.11.1930 in Gujranwala which is now in Pakistan. Raaz who now lives in Mumbai – India;  studied in Farrukhabad, Patiala, Sargodha and Lyallpur (now Faislabad). His father’s name is Pandit Mohan Lal Razdan and mother’s name is Mohini Razdan. The family consists of son, Jeevan, daughter-in-law Sushma; grand-daughter Vaishali; daughter Geeta, son-in-law Nitin Matani, grandson Nikhil and grand-daughter Neha. His nephew, Karan Razdan is well known film director. Raz being a Kashmiri Pandit speaks Urdu as his mother tongue; though he studied Hindi and Sanskrit in school and college. He was always influenced by the finesse of Urdu language and culture. He was always fond of music, singing and poetry even during his college days. His first poem was published in a Delhi magazine, SAINIK SAMACHAR in 1950. After 45 years in 1995, Razdan Sahab, once again, renewed his literary efforts and started writing mostly Ghazals in 1995 and this hobby continues even today. Meantime, in 2005 the first collection of his poetry was published as a book named, ‘HAR LAMHA AUR’ in Hindi script and the second collection, ‘DIL SE UTHA DHUAN’ was published in 2010 both in Hindi and Urdu scripts. Thereafter, ‘HAR LAMHA AUR’ got published also in Urdu script. Razdan Sahab cannot be referred without a reference to his continued interest in great poets who often grace the Nishists, he holds at his residence. Prominent among the regular visitors / participants are Janab Naqsh Lyallpuri, Janab Mumtaz Rashid, Janab Ibraheem Ashk and until they lived also, Ganesh Bihari Shrivastava ‘Tarz Lakhnawi’ and Janab Mukhtar Ahsan Ansari. Razdan Sahab is for ever talking about his greatest friend and motivator for the printing of his two books, Shri Jagdish Bathija. Email : hkrazdan@yahoo.in. Mobile : +91 98210 20801

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Hayat Amir Hussaini

hayat amir husaini

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Hisam Uddin Betab

Hisam Uddin Betab was born in 1932 at village Samhot Sarankot. He joined as a teacher in 1949 and was adjudged as best teacher in 1968 by the state government. His collection of poetry “Dasht-e-Junoon” was published in 2007 and Naqsh-e-Raah (prose). He entered the arena of Urdu journalism in 2004 with the publication of fortnightly “Daaman-e-Shab”. His collection of biographical sketches “Fusoon-e-Shab” and essays “Aieena Khana” are under preparation.

hisamuddin betab

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Imdad Saqi

imdad saaqi

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Iqbal Azeem Choudhary

iqbal azeem chaudhry

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Iqbal Faheem

iqbal faeem

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Iqbal Siddiqui

iqbal siddique

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Irfan Ali Arif

irfan ali

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Jan Mohammad Azad

jaan mohammed azad

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Jaswant Minhas

Jaswant Minhas’ has emerged rapidly among Urdu short story writers of Jammu-Kashmir. Jaswant was born at a small village, Mithula, in Bhaderwah in April 1950. After passing higher sencondary electo, he joined Forest Department in 1974. After passing Kashmir Forest Services exam, Jaswant Minhas rose to the gazetted rank of Divisional Manager before retiring in April 2008. Collections of his short stories include “Tawajjoh” (2002), Muskuratay Nasoor (2006) and Yaaden (2009) while the fourth one “Andhere Ujale” is under publication. Plots of his short stories focus on social evils and malpractices. Amin Banjara, Prof. Zahoor Uddin, Yusuf Nazim, Dr. H.S. Tasawwur, Shahbaz Rajouri, Aseer Kishtwari and Mohammad Ayub Waqif while describing Jaswant Minhas’ short stories as harbinger of style and plot have hoped that he will carve out a special niche in the arena of Urdu literature.

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(Dr) Khalifa Abdul Hakeem

Khalifa Abdul HakimDr Khalifa Abdul Hakim (June 13, 1896 – January 31, 1959)  was a great writer, philosopher and poet. He was born on June 13, 1896 at Lahore and died at the same place on January 31, 1959. He wrote over 350 books in Urdu, Persian and English apart from penning poetry. Dr. Khalifa Abdul Hakim did his Matriculation in 1910; FA in 1913 from Aligarh Mohammadan Anglo Oriental College (Which was declared as Aligarh Muslim University in the year 1920); BA in 1915 from Delhi St Stephens College; MA in 1917 also from Delhi St Stephen’s College; LLB in 1918 Lahore from Law College. He was appointed Assistant Prof of Philosophy 1919 Osmania University Hyderabad Deccan. In 1925, he did his PhD from Heidelberg University, Germany (paid for by his salary and a loan from the University); The same year (1925) he became, Head of Department Philosophy of Osmainia University Deccan. He became Principal of Amar Singh College 1943-47 Srinagar, Kashmir and Director Education, Kashmir on Deputation. Once again, he was appointed as Dean Faculty of Arts Osmaina University Hyderabad Deccan in 1948-49; He was awarded LLD (Honoris Causa) by the Punjab University Lahore 1957. He penned hundreds of books in Urdu, English and Persian and translated many an epic from Persian. He also translated Gita in Urdu in poetic form, which has been published by Haryana Urdu Academy and Bharti Vidhya Bhavan, Mumbai. His book Fikr-e-Iqbal is taught in higher Urdu classes. Dr Khalifa Abdul Hakim was also the Founder Director, Institute of Islamic Culture, Lahore (1949-1959). (See also tag Dr Khalifa Abdul Hakim on www.khojkhabarnews.com)

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K.D. Maini

k d maini

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Kacho Asfandyar Khan

kacho asafandyar khan

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Khalid Bashir Ahmad

khalid bashir ahmed

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Khurshid Ahmad Bismil

khurshid ahmed

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Khurshid Kazmi

khurshid kazmi

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Khurshid Kirmani

khurshid kirmani

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Liaqat Jafri

Liaqat Jafri’s real name is Liaqat Ali Khan. He was born in Poonch on February 18, 1971. His father Ghulam Akbar Jafri paid special attention to his education. He obtained MA and PhD degrees from Jammu University and joined as lecturer in the School Education Department. Later, he joined Higher Education Department as professor. At present, he is the convener of Committee for Protection and Promotion for Urdu Language of the state government. Liaqat Jafri is a poet and writer of good stead. He is also a good human being and friend. His books include 1. Bayaz (collection of poetry) and literary books are 1. Jadeediye: Faiz se Zafar Iqbal tak 2. Jadeed Urdu Shairi Bahawala-e-Nazm and 3. Jadeediyat, maa baad-e-Jadeediyat bahawala-e-sher. “Farsi Dabistan” is a book translated by him.

liaquat jafari

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Liaqat Nayyar

Liaqat Nayyar

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Maikash Kashmiri

Maikash Kashmiri’s real name was Pandit Kailash Nath Kaul. He held the status of a ‘ustad shair’ in Urdu. He was the only son of the then Sericulture Director Pandit Jeewan Nath Kaul. Maikash was born on July 17, 1926 in Haft Chinar area of Srinagar. After completing his BA from Prince of Wales College, Jammu, he did Munshi Fazil (Persian) and MA English from Punjab University, Lahore. After Partition, when a station of All India Radio was set up at Jammu, Maikash also joined it along with Rajinder Singh Bedi. He retired after putting in 34 years of services to AIR and then became a lecturer of English at Deewan Badrinath Vidya Mandir, Jammu for 12 years. As a poet, he became a disciple of Abul Fasahat Josh Malsiani and attained the status of “ustad” within a short period. Maikash considered Allama Iqbal as his spiritual guide and teacher in absentia. His first collection of poetry “Baal-e-Huma” was published in 1998, second ‘Baal-e-Anqa” in 1999, third “Shahpar-e-Taus” in 2005 and fourth collection “Saaz-e-Rag-e-Jaan” in 2006. he died at Mumbai on January 19, 2006. After his death, Maikash Kashmiri’s collections “Baal-e-Huma” and Baal-e-Anqa were re-compiled and re-published by his friend and convener of Maikash Kashmiri Literary Society, Amin Banjara in 2007. Prof. Jagannath Azad, Prof. Shameem Hanfi, Dr. Amanat Shaikh, Hakeem Razi Adeebi and Rishi Patialwi give the status of ‘Ustad Shair’ to Maikash Kashmiri.

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Majid Asimi

majid azmi

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Maqbool Sahil

maqbool sahil

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Meer Hisamuddin

meer hisamuddin

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Mehdi Hasan Suhail Mehdi

mehndi hasan

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Mirza Farooq Anwar

mirza farooque anwar

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Mohammad Mehmood

Born: 5 May 1990. Studied BCA at GOVT. DEGREE COLLEGE BOYS ANANTNAG KASHMIR. Past: Iqbal Memorial Senior Secondary Institute, brakpora islamabad kashmir and Iqbal Public High School Vessu Anantnag. Lives in Anantnag

Mohammad Mahmood

آسماں سے ڈر اُتارے جائینگے
جب زمیں پر لوگ مارے جائینگے

شہر کا ساون جلے گا آگ میں
گاؤں میں دریا پُکارے جائینگے

فرش پر تخلیق ہونی ہے نئی
عرش پر منظر سنوارے جائینگے

محمد محمود

 

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Mehmoodul Hasan Mehmood

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Mohammad Ilyas Malik Tanvir Bhadarwahi

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Mohammad Zaman Azurda

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Mohan Lal Gupta

Freedom fighter Mohan Lal Gupta’s name is revered by one and all in Jammu-Kashmir for his editorial dexterity, knowledge, simplicity, humility, social service etc. Mohan Lal Gupta was born on October 17, 1097 was born in Chhanni Himmat in Jammu district. After passing matric in 1928, he went to Lahore and stayed at Lahore Congress Committee’s office Zafar Manzil. Later, Mohan Lal Gupta did Adeeb Alim from Punjab University  and Hindi Honours from Prayag University, Allahabad. During his student days, Gupta became active in freedom struggle and developed ties with Maulana Zafar Ali Khan, Maulana Akhtar Ali Khan, Shair-e-Mashriq Allama Iqbal, Prof. Mohammad Baqar, Saifuddin Kichloo, Dr. Satyapal, Ram Lubhaya Tair, Mahatma Gandhi, Dr. Rajendra Prasad, Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan, Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru, Vijay Laxmi Pandit, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, Sarojini Naidu etc. and was imprisoned along with some of them in Borstel Jail in Lahore. After release from jail, Gupta returned to his hometown where his family members made him to marry. He was appointed a teacher in 1931. In 1941, Mohan Lal Gupta went to Wardha Ashram for three months and imbibed training for making hand-made paper. At Wardha, Mahatma Gandhi gave him a folding spinning wheel. He started weaving clothes and wearing them also. He retired from government service in 1965 and started imparting free education to students at Chhanni Himmat village. Gupta had devoted himself entirely to education. He penned a number of books on Urdu teaching and learning. Even during twilight of his life, he was worried about the future of Urdu. His disciple Amin Banjara published Mohan Lal Gupta’s biography “Gumnaam Shakhseeyat” during his lifetime and published as his first book in 1984.

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Muslim Saleem

Muslim Saleem, the author of this directory – Urdu poets and writers of Jammau-Kashmir and Kashmir origin – belongs to Dar race. His forefathers had migrated from Srinagar about 250 years back. Muslim Saleem’s great grandfather Ramzan Dar lived in Sialkot where his three sons and four daughters were born. Dr. Khalifa Abdul Hakim was Muslim Saleem’s granduncle while Muslim Saleem’s father Dr. Saleem Wahid Saleem  was a great poet. (see blog: www.saleemwahid.blogspot.com for poetry of Dr. Saleem WahidSaleem)

Muslim Saleem (born 1950) is a great Urdu poet, writer and journalist and creator of massive directories of Urdu poets and writers on different blogs. These directories include 1. Urdu poets and writers of India part-1  2. . Urdu poets and writers of India part-II  3.  Urdu poets and writers of World part-I  4.  Urdu poets and writers Muslim Saleem for Urdu Wikipediaof World part-II, 5. Urdu poets and writers of Madhya Pradesh, 6. Urdu poets and writers of Allahabad, 7. Urdu poets and writers of Shajahanpur, 8. Urdu poets and writers of Jammu-Kashmir and Kashmiri Origin, 9. Urdu poets and writers of Hyderabad, 10. Urdu poets and writers of Augrangabad, 11. Urdu poets and writers of Maharashtra 12. Urdu poets and writers of Tamil Nadu, 13, Urdu poets and writers of Karnataka 14. Urdu poets and writers of Gujarat, 15. Urdu poets and writers of Uttar Pradesh, 16. Urdu poets and writers of Canada, 17. Urdu poets and writers of Burhanpur, 18. Urdu poets and writers of West Bengal 19. Female Urdu poets and writers, 20. Hindu Naatgo Shuara etc. These directories can be seen on :-

1. www.khojkhabar.com 2, www.muslimsaleem.wordpress.com 3. www.urdunewsblog.wordpress.com, 4. www.khojkhabarnews.wordpress.com. 5. www.poetswritersofurdu.blogspot.in 6 www.muslimsaleem.blogspot.in 7. www.saleemwahid.blogspot.in

(Life) Muslim Saleem was born in 1950 at Shahabad, Hardoi, Uttar Pradesh in India, brought up in Aligarh, and educated at Aligarh Muslim University. He is the son of the well-known Urdu poet Saleem Wahid Saleem. He has lived in Bhopal, India since 1979.

(Education): Muslim Saleem studied right from class 1 to BA honours in AMU schools and University. He completed his primary education from AMU Primary School, Qazi Para Aligarh (Now converted into a girls school of AMU). He passed high school exam from AMU City School, Aligarh and B.A. Hons (Political Science) from Aligarh Muslim University Aligarh. Later, Muslim Saleem did M.A. in Arabic from Allahabad University during his stay in Allahabad.

(Career) Muslim Saleem began his career as a journalist in the Urdu-language newspaper Aftab-e-Jadeed, Bhopal. He is multilingual journalist having worked on top posts with Dainik Bhaskar (Hindi), Central Chronicle (English), National Mail (English), News Express (English) and most recently as the chief copy editor of the Hindustan Times in Bhopal. At present, Muslim Saleem is English news advisor to Directorate of Public Relations, Government of Madhya Pradesh. (as on December 1, 2012).

(Works and awards) Muslim Saleem has been appointed as Patron of Indo-Kuwait Friendship Society. He is the author of Aamad Aamad, a compilation of his poetry published by Madhya Pradesh Urdu Academi. Several of his couplets are well known in the Urdu language. He won the Yaad-e-Basit Tarhi Mushaira, a poetry competition, in 1982. In 1971, Muslim Saleem was awarded by Ismat Chughtai for his Afsana “Nangi Sadak Par” at AMU Aligarh. His ghazals and short stories have been published in Urdu-language publications Shair, Ahang, Asri, Adab, Agai, Naya Daur, Sada-e-Urdu, Nadeem and other periodicals and magazines. His work in service of the Urdu language was recognized in a special 2011 edition of the periodical Abadi Kiran, devoted to his work. Evenings in his honour have been organised in a number of cities. Muslim Saleem is currently compiling a massive database of poets and writers of the Urdu language, both historic and currently active.

(Translation of Muslim Saleem’s work in English): Great scholar Dr. Shehzad Rizvi based in Washington has translated Muslim Saleem’s ghazal in English even though they have never met. Dr. Rizvi saw Muslim Saleem’s ghazals on websites and was so moved that he decided to translate them.

(Praise by poets and writers) Great poet and scholar of Urdu and Persian Dr. Ahmad Ali Barqi Azmi has also written a number of poetic tributes to Muslim Saleem. Dr. Azmi and Muslim Saleem are yet to meet face to face. Beside this, great short-story writer and critic Mehdi Jafar (Allahabad, Bashir Badr (Bhopal), Jafar Askari (Lucknow), Prof. Noorul Husnain (Aurangabad), Kazim Jaffrey (Lahore) and a host of others have written in-depth articles defining Muslim Saleem’s poetry.

(Muslim Saleem on other websites) Muslim Saleem’s life and works have been mentioned on Wikipedia, www.urduadab4u.blogspot.in, www.urduyouthforum.org and several other website. In fact, www.urduyouthforum.org has given credit to Muslim Saleem for lifting a number of pictures and entries from Muslim Saleem’s websites and blogs.

(Address) : Muslim Saleem, 280 Khanugaon, VIP Road, Bhopal-462001

Mobiles: 0 9009217456   0 9893611323 Email: muslimsaleem@rediffmail.com  saleemmuslim@yahoo.com

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(Dr) Mushtaq Ahmad Vani

(Dr) Mushtaq Ahmad Vani iz  counted among noted writers of Jammu & Kashmir. He was born on March 3, 1960 at Sarwal locality in Bahuta (Marammat) village of Doda district. He did his MA in Urdu from Jammu University and got his PhD from the same university on his research thesis “Taqseen ke baad Urdu novel mein tehzeebi buhran”. His first collection of story “Hazaron gham” was published in 2001, collection of critical articles “Aieena dar Aieena” in 2004 and second collection “Meetha Zahar” in 2008. At present he is a teacher in the department of education. He also pens poetry, but no collection has been published so far.

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Mushtaq Mehdi

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Muzaffar Eraj

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(Dr) Naeem-un-Nisa Mirza

(Dr) Naeem-un-Nisa Mirza, a new-age writer. She was born on January 5, 1968 at village Behrot in Rajouri district. After education in the home district, she did MA Arabic and Phd from Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh. At present, she is assistant professor and head of Arabic Department in Government Post-graduate College, Rajouri. Dr. Naeem-un-Nisa Mirza had been inclined towards Urdu poetry and short story. But wrote books on criticism and research like “Arabi Grammar”. Her book “Maulana Abdul Hakeem Silakoti: Hayat aur karnaame (bahawala arabi adab) was well received. Amin Banjara wrote in the preface of the book that in the book Dr. Naeem-un-Nisa Mirza has on one hand dealt with Islamic studies, sufi cult and Temuri race and on the other has painted a picture of that era’s culture and art. At present, collection of her Urdu articles is under preparation.

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Naz Nizami

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Nighat Sahiba

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Nazir Ahmad Nazir

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Nazir Azad

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Noor Shah

Noor Shah is one of the important short story writers of Kashmir. He was born in 1938 in Srinagar’s locality Dal Gate. He joined government service and served for many years with the Department of Rural Development. He also edited magazine “Dehat Suhar”. He has now retired from government service but his journey of short stories still continues. Noor Shah started writing since adulthood in 1958. First he wrote by the pen name Shahida Shireen and later switched to his real name and earned fame as a short story writer in a short span of time. At present, Noor Shah is the president of a non-government organisation Urdu Academy Kashmir. His famous short stories include Be-ghaat ki Nao, 2. Neeli jheel, kale saaye, 3. Veerane ke phool, 4. Man ka aangan udas-udas, 5. Paayal ki zanjeer 6. Ao so jaayen 7. Intikhab-e-Urdu Adab 8. Geele Patharon ki mahak 9. Adhi raat ka sooraj 10. Lamhe aur zanjeeren 11. Be-samar sach 12. Barf aur sannate 13. Udan 14. Bund kamre ki khidki.

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Noor-uz-Zaman Noor

Noor-uz-Zaman Siddiqui Noor’s name is counted among stalwart Urdu poets of Jammu-Kashmir even though he did not have a direct connection with Kashmir. Since he spent his entire life in government service in the state, literary people consider him as a Kashmiri. He was born on January 1, 1936 at village Ibrahimpur of Kannauj tehsil in  Farrukhabad district of Uttar Pradesh. He passed BA in 1957 and MA Urdu in 1959 from AMU Aligarh. He moved to Jammu in 1962 and joined as teacher. Later, he rose to the post of senior lecturer. Noor retired on July 31, 1993 and died on July 13, 2001. Noor started penning poetry since 1952. Noor-uz-Zaman Noor believed in quality and not quantity. He along with his friends found “Anjuman Farogh-e-Urdu, Jammu-Kashmir” in 1964. He was made president of “Bazm-e-Faogh-e-Urdu Jammu” when the association was formed in the year 1997. He remained its president till his last breath. Noor had full command on poetic metres (Urooz) and a host of young poets learnt the intricacies of poetry from him. After the death of Noor-uz-Zaman Noor, his disciple Wali Mohammad Aseer Kishtwari collected his pieces of poetry and published them by the title “Khazeena-e-Noor

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Nusrat Choudhary

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OP Shakir

Om Prakash Shakir is a noted short story writer of Jammu-Kashmir apart from being a drama writer and director. He belongs of Akhnoor tehsil. After serving the Department of Education as teacher for long, he joined P.D.P. Shakir’s literary journey began in 1968 through the drama “Badla”, which was written and directed by him. He still pens dramas and takes part regularly in the annual drama festival of the state Cultural Academy. His first collection of short stories “Mausam-e-sarma ki pehli bearish” was published in 2005 and second one “Jeeta hoon main” in 2007. Shakir also pens poetry and is a disciple of Arsh Sehbai. His first collection of poetry “Hadees-e-dil” is yet to see light of the day.

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Parveen Raja

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Parvez Manoos

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Prem Roomani

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Pritpal Singh Betab

Pritpal Singh Betab is a noted name in Urdu ghazal and nazm. He hails from border village Khari Dharmsaal in Poonch district. But he was born Punjab’s city Ambala on July 26, 1949. He did his BSc in 1972 from Gandhi Memorial Science College, Jammu and LLb (professional) in 1975 from Jammu University apart from passing the test of Kashmir Administrative Services. He joined government service after practising law for some time and joined Indian Administrative Service in 1993. He has retired now.

Pritpal Singh Betab’s literary journey began since adulthood. At the outset, he consulted Lala Manohar Lal Dil and Pandit Maikash Kashmir and on their advice became a disciple first of Josh Malsiyani and then Sahir Sialkoti. His poetry books include: 1. Pesh Khema (1981) 2. Sarab Dar Sarab (1984), 3. Khudrang (1995), 4. Cactus Aur Gulab (Hindi-1999), 5. The Third Strand (English-1999), 6. Mauj-e-Reg (2003), 7. Nazm Ikkisween Sadi (2008) and 8. Shahr-e-ghazal (Hindi-2008).  His book “Pesh Khema” was adjudged as the best book by Jammu and Kashmir Cultural Academy. He was bestowed with “Bhasha Bharti Samman” by Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore (Karnataka) and other awards while magazines like Shair, Mumbai, Sabaq-e-Urdu, Allahabad and Sarsabz, Dharmshala have brought out special issue on him. A Jammu University research scholar, Naheed Jaan, was awarded M Phill degree for writing research thesis on Pritpal Singh Betab.

Pritpal Singh Betab

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Pyare Hataash

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Dr Rafique Anjum

Dr Rafique Anjum (also Dr Anjum Awan) is a paediatrician by profession. He is a promising Urdu and Gojri poet, scholar and researcher of Jammu & Kashmir. He received State level award for Excellence in Literature in 2007 and is a member of General Council of Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Art, Culture and Languages. He has served as Registrar and Consultant Paediatrician in GMC Strinagar and is presently serving JK Health services as Graded Child Specialist at Rajouri. Publications:    1. Khwab Jazeeray(Urdu Poetry)1993.    2. Dil Darya(Gojri Poetry)1995.Best book Award twice 1996.   3. Kora Kagaz(Gojri short stories)1996.   4. Soghaat (Gojri Poetry Revised & Enlarged edition)2004.   5. Kaash! (Urdu Poetry Revised & Enlarged edition)2005.

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Rafeeq Hamraz

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Rafeeq Raz

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Raoof Rahat

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Rasa Javidani

The valley of Bhaderwah gave rise to many a poet and writer, tallest among them was Rasa Javidani, whose real name was Abdul Quddoos. His forefathers had migrated to Bhaderwah from Islamabad (Anantnag), Srinagar in connection with business and then settled down there permanently. Rasa Javidani was born on July 13, 1901. He did honours in Persian from Punjab University, Lahore and became a teacher of Persian. Rasa Javidani passed away on May 27, 1979. Rasa Javidani is a name to reckon with in Kashmiri and Urdu poetry. He made some good experiments in Urdu poetry forms. His collections of poetry include “Nairang-e-Khayal” and “Tohfa-e-Kashmir” in Kashmiri and “Lala-e-Sehra” and “Nazm-e-Suraiyya” in Urdu.

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Rukhsana Jabeen

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Sabir Mirza

Sabir Mirza is a good poet. He was born on May 7, 1947 at village Behroot in district Rajouri. He obtained degrees of MA Urdu and PhD from Jammu University. He was an employee of Jammu-Kashmir Cultural Academy from where he retired as deputy secretary some years ago. His published works include “Sooba-e-Jammu-Kashmir ke ilaaqai adab par Urdu ke asaraat” (PhD thesis), Bagh-e-Bararaan (collection of pahadi poetry) and Khushoo-Numa (collection of Urdu poetry. He has participated in some local, state-level as well national-level mushairas.

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Sagar Kashmiri

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Saghar Sehrai

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Sahiba Shaheryar

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Saifi Sopori

Saifi Sopori

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Sajjad Hussain

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Sajjad Poonchhi

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Saleem Saghar

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Dr Saleem Wahid Saleem

Dr Saleem Wahid Saleem was a poet par excellence. He was born in a Kashmiri family. He died in 1981 in Lahore. Dr. Saleem Wahid Saleem did BUMS from Aligarh Muslim University Tibbiya College and went to London for higher studies, where he also served as announcer of BBC Persian Service in the fifties. Dr. Saleem Wahid Saleem was closely associated with Faiz Ahmad Faiz and other progressive writers of his time. His poetry is of very high level. Dr. Saleem Wahid Saleem did many a translation with élan. His translation of Umar Khayyam’s ruba’is received rave reviews from the writers of his time like Tufail Ahmad (Nuqoosh), Nasir Zaidi (Adab-e-Lateef) and others. Since the last century of his life passed in seclusion from society, people forgot his contribution to Urdu. In the year, 2010, his translation of Khayyam’s ruba’is titled “Khayyam-e-Nau” has been published in Lahore. His kulliyat are also going to be published soon. For more information, kindly see www.saleemwahid.blogspot.com. Dr. Saleem Wahid Saleem was the nephew of Dr. Khalifa Abdul Hakim Dar and Dr Atauallah Butt (founder principal of AMU Tibbiya College, Aligarh).

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Saran Singh

Sardar Saran Singh was born on October 27, 1936 in village Kanhama, tehsil Gulmark in Baramulla district of Kashmir. After getting degrees of FSc and BSc, he was sent to Dehradun for higher education by the Forest Department. In October 1966, he was selected for Indian Forest Service and retired as Chief Conservator of Forests on October 31, 1994. He became a member of Jammu-Kashmir Public Service Commission for three years since 1999. Sardar Saran Singh started his literary journey since 1952 with short story writing. He is a reputed name in Pujabi short stories. He is a good translator as well and has translated his short stories in Urdu and Kashmiri. “Nangi dhoop” is the Urdu translation of his short stories, which was published in 2006. He has also written a novel in Kashmiri that was published in 2007. He has published five collections in Punjabi. At present, he is busy giving Urdu version to his 25 selected short-stories.

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Shaikh Amin

Shaikh Amin (Full name Shaikh Mohammad Amin). He was a liberal-minded secularist and a noted social worker. He was also a leading light for a number of business and trade organisations of J&K and outside the state. He was thoroughly committed to the cause of Urdu and remained associated with Urdu academic and literary associations till his last breath. His first book “Tameer-e-Kirdar” was published in 2004. He also wanted to published selected works of Urdu poets, but his wish remained unfulfilled.

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Shaz Sharqi

Shabbir Ahmad Qazi “Shaz Sharqi” was born on June 8, 1949 in Bhaderwah. After taking degree from Bhaderwah Degree College he obtained degree of MA Geography from AMU, Aligarh in 1974 apart from certificates in painting and photography. Due to his fascination of Urdu, he also did MA in Urdu. On September 16, 1978, he associated himself with the Higher Education Department and retired from service recently. (as on April 30, 2011). Prof. Shaz is at present principal of Kalra College of Education, Udhampur. His books in Urdu include “Sada-e-dil” (2005) and “Mahakte gul (collection of naats) (2008). He compiled and published the collection poetry of his father Asad Bhaderwahi title “Nazm-e-Bareen” in 2000 and “Arsh Sehbai : Sakhseeyat aur fan” in 2008. Shaz Sharqi, a disciple of Arsh Sehbai, writes poetry in chaste and simple language on noble issues and subjects.

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Sateesh Vimal

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Sayed Zulfiqar Ali Naqvi

Zulfiqar NaqviHe was born at Gursai village of Mendhar Tehsil in  district Poonch in the year 1965 in jammu and kashmir state. Did his graduation from jammu university and then PG in English from AMU Aligarh in 1994. Did B. Ed from Jammu and BIAMS from Kolkata in 1997. Worked as lecturer in degree college Poonch on adhoc basis and as announcer at All India Radio Poonch for five years. Also worked as teacher and then Qualified PSC for plus two as lecturer in English. He is Urdu Poet and has authored two books of poetry. . . .. ZAAD E SAFAR . . .Published by Abbas Book Agency Lucknow. 2. UJALOO’N KA SAFAR:) published by URDU FOUNDATION MUMBAI.

دس جون 1965 کو ریاست جموں و کشمیر ، ضلع پونچھ کے گاؤں گورسائی میں پیدا ہوئے
ابتدائی تعلیم اپنے علاقہ میں حاصل کرنے کے بعد جموں یونیورسٹی سے گریجویشن کی، بعد ازاں علی گڑھ مسلم یونیورسٹی علی گڑھ سے ایم، اے کی ڈگری انگریزی ادب میں حاصل کی، کلکتہ سے بی۔ آئی ۔اے۔ایم۔ ایس کی ڈگری اور پھر جموں سے بی۔ ایڈ کی ڈگری حاصل کی۔
1995 تا 19999 آل انڈیا ریڈیو پونچھ سے منسلک رہے جہاں بطور اناؤنسر اپنی خدمات سراجام دے رہےتھےکہ محکمہ تعلیم میں بطورانگلش لیکچرار آپکی تقرری ہو گئی
انگریزی نظمیں لکھیں لیکن ارد گرد کے ماحول نے انہیں قبول نہیں کیا۔ اور وہ صرف چند اداروں تک ہی محدود رہیں۔
اردو ادب میراث میں ملا ہے اسکے ساتھ ساتھ گھر کا دینی ماحول اورعلماء حضرات سے مسلسل رابطے نے اردو ہی کو اپنے خیالات کے اظہار کا ذریعہ بنانے پر مجبور کیا۔
شاعری کا شوق بچپن سے ہی دامن گیر تھا۔ شاید 1990 میں پہلی مکمل غزل کہی۔
نعت و سلام اور منقبت کہے نیز واقعہ کربلا کے حوالے سے جو قلمی واردات سر زد ہوتی رہیں انہیں ’’زاد سفر‘‘ کی صورت میں عباس بک ایجنسی لکھنئو نے 2011 میں شائع کیا ہے۔
غزلوں کا پہلا مجموعہ ’’اجالوں کا سفر‘‘ اردو فاؤنڈیشن ممبئی نے 20122 میں شائع کیا ہے۔ جبکہ تیسرا مجموعہ سرِ دشتِ بلا زیر ترتیب ہے۔
کلام پاکستان اور ہندوستان کے متعدد ادبی جریدوں میں شائع ہوتا رہتا ہے
zulfiqar.naqvi72@gmail.com
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بال بال دنیا پر اس کا ہی اجارہ ہے
وقت خالی ہاتھوں سے ہم نے بهی گزارا ہے
کو بہ کو برستا ہے، یم بہ یم ابلتا ہے
خونِ آدمیت سے نقشِ لا سنوارا ہے
لے چلو چراغوں کو کر کے خون سے روشن
دشت کی سیاہی نے ہم کو بهی پکارا ہے
زادِ راہ کا ہم سے کیوں سوال کرتے ہو
رہزنوں کے نرغے میں جب ہمیں اتارا ہے
ہر نفس قفس میں ہوں، کیسے مان لوں نقوی
“اب کهلی فضائیں ہیں، آسماں ہمارا ہے”
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بے مروت ہیں، تُو واپس ہی اٹھا لے شب و روز
مجھ کو بھاتے نہیں یہ تیرے نرالے شب و روز
ایک امید کا تارہ ہے سرِ بام ابھی
اس کی کرنوں ہی سے ہم نے ہیں اُجالے شب و روز
جو تری یاد کے سائے میں گزارے ہم نے
ہیں وہی زیست کے انمول حوالے شب و روز
دشت سے خاک اٹھا لایا تھا اجداد کی میں
گھر میں رکھی تو ہوئے چاند کے ہالے شب و روز
دستِ خونی جو کبھی وقت اٹھائے تجھ پر
کام آ جائیں ترے، ایسے کما لے شب و روز
اپنے دن رات سے ممکن ہے کہاں کوئی فرار
دشتِ وحشت میں اتر اور سجا لے شب و روز
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دشتِ بلا کی دھوپ میں تھوڑی نمی سی ہے
شاید مرے جنون میں کوئی کمی سی ہے
بے رہ روی کی موج بہا لے نہ اس کو بھی
انسانیت کی پرت جو ہم پر جمی سی ہے
اک بار میرا نام کیا محفل میں آ گیا
ان کی نظر میں آج بھی کچھ برہمی سی ہے
اے میر ِ کارواں کبھی صحرا سے یہ بھی پوچھ
کیوں اب تلک وہ ریگ ِ تپاں شبنمی سی ہے
اک دلفریب سا یہ پڑاؤ تو ہے مگر
خوشیاں ہیں چار دن کی سزا دائمی سی ہے
تجھ کو بھی شوق تھا کہ رہے عمر بھر یہ ساتھ
مجھ پر ہی دوش کیوں ہو خطا باہمی سی ہے
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مجھ کو تیری چاہت زندہ رکھتی ہے
اور تجھے یہ حالت زندہ رکھتی ہے
ڈهو ڈھو کر ہر روز جسے تهک جاتا ہوں
اس ساماں کی سنگت زندہ رکھتی ہے
سورج نے تیزاب ہے چھڑکا شاخوں پر
گلشن کو کیا رنگت زندہ رکھتی ہے؟
چڑھتے سورج کی میں پوجا کرتا ہوں
یار یہی اک خصلت زندہ رکھتی ہے
اُس کے در پر کب کا جانا چھوڑ دیا
اُس کو میری نفرت زندہ رکھتی ہے
چوم کے ہاتھوں کی ریکهائیں سوتا ہوں
خوابوں کی یہ دولت زندہ رکھتی ہے
پل دو پل آنگن میں تیرے رہتا ہوں
ایک یہی تو فرصت زندہ رکھتی ہے

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Sham Talib

shaam talib

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Shahbaz Rajorvi

shabaz rajpuri

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Shabbir Azar

shabbir azar

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Shabeehul Hasan Qaisar

Shabeehul Hasan Qaisar

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Shabnam Ishai

shabnam ashai

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Shaikh Athar

sheikh athar basheer

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Shaikh Khalid Karrar

sheik khalid karaar

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Shoib Rizvi

shoaib rizvi

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Sultanul Haq Shaheedi

sultan ul haq shaheedi

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Syed Abdul Hakeem Shafaq Sopori

syed abdul haqeem

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Syed Mubashshir Rifai

syed mubashhir rifai

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Syed Raza

syed raza

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Syed Sibte Raza

syed sibat raza

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Syeda Nasreen Naqash

syeda nasreen nakash

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Tahir Muztar

Tahir Muztar is well-known journalist of Jammu-Kashmir, who also pens poetry. He had edited “Aahang”, Salsabeel and Political Times apart from daily Chinar and Nawa-e-Subh. Due to his political acument he had been political secretary to Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah. The first collection of Tahir Muztar’s poems “Neelam Ghar” was released in Jammu in 2000 under the aegis of Jammu-Kashmir Urdu Forum and Rasa Javidani Memorial Literary Society. Airing his views on “Neelam Ghar”, Prof Jagannath Azad writes, “Tahir Muztar has invented a new   form of poetry by amalgamating Azad Nazm, Nasri Nazm, Nazm-e-Muarra and metred poetry (Paaband shairi).” Tahir Muztar’s poetic journey is still on. He had  done a lot of work for television as well.

tahir muztar

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Tanveer Bhaderwahi

Tanveer Bhaderwahi, a disciple of Pandit Kailash Nath Kaul Maikash Kashmiri, was born in his maternal home in Amritsar on February 29, 1940. After graduation, he did many services in non-government departments, but no service suited him. At last, he was appointed a teacher in the Department of Education. During the service, he did MA Urdu and PhD and was promoted as senior lecturer. Now, he has retired from service and serving the cause of Urdu. Though Tanveer Bhaderwahi is adapt at many forms of literature, but he is mainly inclined towards ghazal. His first collection of poetry “Partaw-e-Tanveer” was published in 1994 and second one “Manzar Manzar Aieena” in 2009. He has been secretary, president and patron of Iqbal Bazm-e-Adab, Bhaderwah.

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Tarannum Riaz

tarranum riyaz

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Prof Vijay Dev Singh

Prof Vijay Dev Singh is counted among veteran researches and critics apart from being an expert in distant education. He was born on December 28, 1955 at historical village Kor Jageer Nagrota. His father Thakur Purab Singh was in the police department. Had he wished, he could have made his able son a police officer. But due to love for Urdu, Thakur Purab Singh exposed his son to Urdu medium education since childhood. Thakur Vijay Singh obtained the degree of MA Urdu in 1981 and PhD in 1989 from Jammu University. He became a lecturer the same year. At present (as on April 30, 2011), Prof Vijay Dev Singh is professor and coordinator MA Urdu with the Directorate of Distant Education of Jammu University. His articles on distant education have been well received throughout the country and are likely to be published in the form of a book. He books include 1. Urdu state drama (1992), Prof Mohammad Mujeeb bataur drama-nigar (2005) and 3. Afkaar-e-Abid (2006). Besides, Prof Vijay Dev Singh has compiled several graduate and postgraduate-level books. Several students have completed M Phil and PdH under his guidance.

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Umar Farhat, poet. Rajauri, J-K.

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Ushshaq Kishtwari

ishaaq kistwari

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Vidya Ratan Aasi

Vidya Ratan Aasi is penning poetry for the last 10-15 year. He was born at Jammu’s old locality Chaugan Salathiyaan on July 11, 1938. He father’s name was Pandit Shankar Das. Right since childhood, Aasi has been a victim of poverty and misery, but at the same time he has been writing beautiful and meaningful poetry. “Dasht-e-Talab” is the title of his collection of poetry, which has been compiled famous Punjab short story writer Khalid Hussain. Aasi’s individual misery and sufferings have manifested themselves in his work. Noted critic and poet writes in his article “Aasi aur uski shairi” that most of Aasi’s works are based on his own feelings and experiences.

Vidyaratan Aasi

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Waheed Musafir

waheed musafir

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Yaseen Sumbuli

yaseen sambali

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Zahid Mukhtar

zahid mukhtar

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Zanfar Khokar

Zanfar Khokar is a well-known name in the field Urdu short story writing in Jammu-Kashmir. She was born on November 19, 1957 at village Maindhar in Poonch district. At present, she living in the border district Rajouri’s village Saaj. She is posted as lecturer in the government higher secondary college, Thanna Mandi. Zanfar Khokhar has been penning short stories for the last 15 years. Her first collection “Khwabon ke us paar” was published in1999 and second one titled “Kaanch ki salaakh” in 2003, whose preface was written by Amin Bajara and flap note bi Prof. Jagannath Azad. Her third collection “Ibrat” has been published in 2010. Apart from Prof. Azad and Amin Banjara, other stalwarts like Prof. Zaheer-ud-Deen, Deepak Budki, Anand Lehar, Khalid Hussain, Sabir Mirza, Mirza Rasheed and Iftikhar Imam Siddiqui have also spoken highly of her short stories. Two collection of her features are under preparation and the journey of short stories is also on.

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(Dr) Zarina Akhtar Meer

(Dr) Zarina Akhtar Meer was born in 1966 in the backward village Khablaan in Thanna Mandi tehsil of Rajouri district. She had been studious right from childhood. She did her BA from Government Degree College, Rajouri and did MA and PhD from Jammu University. Later, she also did MA in sociology from Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh. She has published his research thesis “Urdu drame ki tanqeed” in book form while two books – “Usool-e-Tadress” and “Urdu Objective” are under publication.

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I am thankful to Mr Amin Banjara for helping me compile this directory. He has painstakingly compiled detailed notes in Urdu about a number of poets and writers and also provided their photos—Muslim Saleem dated April 28, 2011

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Phone numbers of J-K’s Urdu poets

Kashmir Division (S.No Name of poet Mailing address Phone No)

1 Prof.Hamidi Kashmiri Koh-e-Sabz,Masood Manzil, Shalimar sgr. 7298957978 2 Mr.Hamdam kashmiri Khan Colony Near Gurdwara ,BagaatBarzullah, Srinagar 9797135705 3 Mr.Rafeeq Raaz I.G Road Bagaat-Barzulla Sgr 9622661666 4 Mr.Ashraf Adil Badu-Bagh khanyar Srinagar. 9906540315 5 Dr.Shafuq Sopori Degree college Bemina. Sabzaan-101 high land enclave Gogo Humhama Srinagar 9419001693 6 Mr.Muzafar Iraj Kekh Shaan Nowgam, byepass, Srinagar 9797796593 7 Mr.Shabib Rizvi Kathi-Darwaza, Rainawari, Srinagar 9906685395 8 Prof.Syed Raza Palar Budgam, Kashmir 9419035675 9 Mr.Farooq Nazki 81-Shivpura, Sonawar, Srinagar. 9419012878 10 Mtr.Rukhsana Jabeen C/o Radio Kashmir ,sgr 919000258 11 Mtr.Tranum Reyaz C-11 Junpora, Extension, New Delhi. 09810541179 12 Mr. Khalid Bashir Ahmad Gulshan Nagar ,Bye Pass Srinagar. 9419011323 13 Mr.Javeed Azar C/O: Daily “Kashmir Uzma” Srinagar Kashmir. 9419015797 14 Mr.Gulam Nabi khayal 15-Rawalpora, Housing Colony ,Srinagar 94190055069 15 Mr.Parvez Mannoos 15-Azad Basti, Natipora Srinagar. 16 Dr .Ashraf Asari Saderbal, Hazaratbal, Srinagar. 9419017246 17 Mr.Zahid Mukhtar Nai- Basti ,Annantnag , Kashmir 9797005555 18 Mtr.Shubnum Ashai Ashai Manzil, Tapper, Pattan, Kashmir. 19 Mtr.Syed Nasreen Naqash Post Box-849, G.P.O, Srinagar. 9086524909 20 Mtr.Parveen Raja Baran pattar , Batamaloo ,sgr. 9469447965 21 Mr.Satesh Vimal C/O: Radio Kashmir, Srinagar. 9419059179 22 Dr Nazir Azad Azad Manzil Koil , Pulwama kashmir 9419030720 23 Mr.Sultan –ul-Haq Shaheedi Satboni,lalbzar,Srinagar 190011 24 Mr.Saifi Sopori 57-New colony, sopore, Kashmir 25 Mr.Iqbal Faheem Kani-Dewar,Near Islamia college, Hawal , Srinagar. 9906969987 26 Mr.Farooq Afaaq B -38, khan Colony, Chanapora, Srinagar. 01942433435 27 Mr.Bashir Dada Khaja Khabir lane, Kurso,Rajbagh sgr. 9797960900 28 Mr.Hassan Anzar G-6,Police Colony Qamarwari, Srinagar. 9419027593 29 Mr.Bashir Manzar J-35 ,Jahwar Nagar, sgr 9419001844 30 Mtr.Sahiba Shaharyar P -18 Andowizgunj , Extension, New Delhi 9868883743 31 Mr.Sajad Hussain Hussain lane ,Near Masjid Alihadees, chanapora, Srinagar 9419093465 32 Mr.Imdad saqi Press Enclave Pratap park, Residency Road, Srinagar. 33 Mr.Fareeda Koul Wanabal ,Rawalpora Srinagar 9419092531 34 Mr.Gulshan katai Lalbazar ,Srinagar presently.kochain kerla 09633747272 35 Mr.Maqbool Sahil Hafta Roza “Pukaar” Jawhar Nagar, sgr 9419022177 36 Mr.Nazeer Ahmad Nazeer 305/sec,Hyderpora Byepass, Srinagar 9419087451 37 Syed Mubshir Rufai Radio Colony Wannbal Rawalpora Srinagar 9419015306 38 Mr.Gazanfar Ali Shahbaaz Zadibal, Srinagar 9906660569 39 Mr.Athar Bashir Kirmani Colony , Drangbal, Baramulla 9419751945

Jammu Division S. No. Name of Poet Full Mailing Address

1 Dr Preemi Romani 1/3Nasem Nagar Janipur JammuTawi 2 Mr.Syed Khursheed Kazmi 338-Dalpatyan ,Jammu 180001 3 Mr.Balraj Puri 60-Karan Nagar, Jammu, 180005. 4 Sh.Pritpal singh Bitaab 81-Nashaiman, Channi Himmat Housing colony Jammu Tawi,180015 5 Sh.Arsh Sehbai 53. Rashim Grah Colony, Jammu. 6 Sh.Vidya Rattan asi 130/paki Dakki , Jammu. 7 Mr.Hassam-din Betaab Surrankote, Poonch Jammu. 8 Mr.Farooq Muztar Himalyan Education Mission Society, W.No. 9 Rajouri. 9 Dr.Ayaz Rasool Nazki 7/10, Hari Parbat Lane, Tawi Vihar colony Sidra , Jammu 10 Mr.Shahbaaz Rajoori Bhrote,Rajouri, Jammu 11 Mr.Tahir Muztar Syed Lodge, 161,Rawalpora Colony Sannat Nagar, Srinagar 12 Mr.Ahmad Shinas E -26,Tawi Vihar Colony , Sidra, Jammu 13 Mr.Sabir Mirza Madina Colony W.no2 Rajouri ,Jammu 14 Mr.Balraj Bakhshi 3/13, Eidgah Road Adrish Nagar Udampur,182101 15 Mr.Khursheed Bismal Thanamandi , Rajouri,J&K 16 Sh.Saghar Sehrai Mohalla Ulfat Nagar Havali Baderwah jammu 17 Mr.Fida Rajouri Bharote Thanna Mandi Rajouri Jammu. 18 Sh.Betaab Jiapori Preem Nagar, Dhook Pulwora, Jammu 19 Mr.Khursheed Kirmani Mohalla Shankar Nagar ,Poonch,Jammu. 20 Mr.Rafiq Anjum Dream land College Road Rajouri 185131 21 Mr.Sajad Poonchi 338-Julaka Mohalla Jammu ,Tawi 22 Dr.Liaqat Jaffri 243/A,Nr Post office Jeevan Nagar,New Plots ,Jammu180005 23 Mr.Ushaq Kishtwari Kishtwar, Jammu 9697524469 24 Mr.Shaam Talib Susheel Nagar Goal Gujral Road, H.No.652 Talaab Tilo, Jammu 9419787665 25 Mr.PiyareHatash Satisar,D.D Gate lane Janipur Jammu 908661194 26 Mr.Amen Sabonia 99/Peer Mitha, Jammu. 27 Mr.Sheikh Khalid karar N.C computers, Qamardin Building Iqbal Nagar Surrankote, ponch .J&K 9419148463 28 Mr.Gh Nabi Gafil Gawoon Sowaid, Dacchun Teh Mudwah Kishtwar 9797358426 29 Mr.Imtiyaz Naseem Hashmi Gawoon Narwal Mendhar Poonch 9906172172 30 Mr.Syed Liyaqut Neyar Dunk Teh Surrankote Poonch Jammu 9596850034 31 Mr.Muthshum Atheshaam Mandi Teh& Disstt . Poonch Jammu 9419609369 32 Mr.Kachoo Isfanderyar Khan Bemina, Srinagar. 9419000933

Phone numbers of J-K’s Urdu writers

Kashmir Division S. No Name of poet Mailing Address Phone No 1

1. Prof.Majeed Muzmer P.G Deptt. of Urdu University of Kashmir, Sgr 9419065532 2 Prof.Nazir Ahmad Malik P.G Deptt .of Urdu University of Kashmir, Sgr. 9419582582 3 Dr.Mansoor ahmad Mir P.G Deptt.of Urdu University of Kashmir, Sgr. 9419420972 4 Dr.Arifa Bushra P.G Deptt.of Urdu, University of Kashmir, Sgr. 9469018998 5 Prof.sujan kour Bali complex, Sannat Nagar, Srinagar 9469155590 6 Prof.Shafeeqa parveen C/O ;Directorate of Distance Education, Kashmir University,Sgr 9419534304 7 Prof.Bashir Ahmad Nehvi Iqbal institute of culture & philosophy Kashmir university. Srinagar 9797291694 8 Prof.Taskeena Fazil Iqbal institute of culture & philosophy. Kashmir university. Srinagar 9419724961 9 Dr.Mushtaq Ah.Ganie Iqbal institute of culture & philosophy Kashmir university. Srinagar 08 Mr. Mohd Yusuf Taing T-3,TulsiBagh , Srinagar 09 Prof. Naseem Hamid Rafiabadi Deptt .of Islamic Studies Kashmir university, Srinagar 10 Mr.Noor Shah 14-Lal-ded coloney,Goripora Rawalpora, Srinagar 11 Mr.Gh Nabi Aatash Nanil ,AnnantnagKashmir . 13 Mr.Gh Nabi Gowhar Durj-e-Gowhar, Kralpora,Choodra. 14 Mr.Gh Nabi Shahid Parray pora, Baghat Srinagar 15 Mr.Fida Mohmmad Hussain 32-dastageerVilla, Baghaat-e-Barzulla,sgr. 16 Mr. Mohmmad Yusuf Mashoor Azad Gali ,Bye-pass Road Kupwara 17 Prof. G.R Malik Mustaqar Professor’s Colony , Naseem Bagh, Sgr. 18 Mr.Ghulam Nabi khayal 15-Rawalpora, Housing Colony , Srinagar 19 Mr.Jan Mohmmad Azad Hyder Enclave, Upper Soura , Srinagar 20 Dr Badr-ud-in bhat Shah Hamdan Coloney, Natipora, Nowgam sgr 21 Dr. Reyaz Tawheedi Wadipora Handwra kmr. 22 Ab Rehman Mukhlis Seer Jageer,Sopore. 23 Prof.Makmoor Badkhshi Wanabal,Rawalpora Srinagar. 24 Dr Jowhar Qudoosi C/O;Al-Hayaaat’ Gawkadal,Srinagar. 25 Prof. M. Zaman Azurda Hassan Abad, Rainawari , Srinagar 26 Prof.Margoob Banhali Omer coloney-B Lalbazar ,Srinagar 27 Mr.Mushtaq Mehdi Madina Coloney , Malbagh , Hazaratbal 28 Mr.Hassan Sahu Hamdaniya Coloney Bemina, srinagar 29 Dr Nazir Mushtaq Bemina,Srinagar 30 Mr.Raja Nazar Bonyari Trikajan,Uri,Kashmir. 31 Mr.Nassir Zameer Sopore Kashmir 32 Mr.Irfaan Turabi Kuwapora,Sonwari Srinagar,193501 33 Dr Mohi-din zore kashmiri Dara-ul Adab Frashgund , Budgam 9697393552 34 Prof. Hayaat Aamir Hussani Deptt. of Philosophy, Aligarh Muslim University U.P. 09997284580 35 Mr.Pirzada M.Yousf Hussiani Doru,Annantnag,Kmr. Pin,192211 9797264951

Jammu Division S. No. Name of writer/poet Full Mailing address. Phone no.

1 Prof.Zahoor-u- din Malik Market, Narwal Bye pass Jammu, Tawi. 09419132685 2 Dr .Nusrat Chowdary P.G. Deptt.of Urdu , Jammu University 09086028585 3 Prof.Shahab Inayat Malik P.G. Deptt.of Urdu , Jammu University 09419181351 4 Prof.Qudoos Javid 27-Green Hills Colony, Bhathindi ,Jammu 182252 09419010472 5 Prof Khurshed Humara Sidiqi Deptt.of urdu jammu university `9419183485 6 Mr.Deepak Budki 102 –A SG, Impreessions , Sec-4B, Vasundara , Ghaziabad,201012 01204131558 9868271199 7 Mr.Mohmmad Alyas Malik Mohalla Dharmpura, Bhaderwah,182222 8 Dr Asudallah Wani P.G Deptt of Urdu, Jammu University 9419194261 9 Sh.K .D. Maini Ponch City,ponch Jammu. 10 Mr.Khursheed Kirmani Mohalla Shankar Nagar ,Poonch,Jammu. 9419825854 11 Mr.Manshoor Bhanhali Bhanihal Jammu,182146 9906395650 12 Mr. Khalid Hussain Near Govt,High School, Bathandi,Jammu. 13 Dr.Mushtaq Ahmad Wani Quarter No.C-8, Chenani Colony, Udhampur, 182141. 14 Mr.Ab Gani Sheikh Yasmeen Guest House, Old Road,Leh Ladakh J&k 9419840050 15 Ab Rashid Rahgeer C/O;Urdu Academy Srinagar. 9419729731

Contact of J-K Academy of Arts, Culture and Languages

ACADEMY OFFICES
Head Office (Move Secretariat)
Secretary :
Address:
Summer (May to October) Lalmandi, Srinagar- 190 001
Tel: 2310509, Fax – 0194-2311521
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Tel: 2565896, Fax: 2542640
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Additional Secretary :
Address:
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Tel: 2579576, Fax: 2577643
Divisional Office, Srinagar
Additional Secretary :
Address:
Lalmandi, Srinagar- 190 001
Tel: / Fax: , 2311478
Sub Office, Leh
Cultural Officer
Address:
Ladakh Cultural Academy Complex Leh – 194 101
Tel: / Fax: 01982-252088
Sub Office, Kargil
Cultural Officer
Address:
Baroo, Kargil
Tel: / Fax: 01985-232096
Sub Office, Doda
Cultural Officer
Address:
Doda City, Near Bus Stand
Tel: / Fax: 01996-233096
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Cultural Officer
Address:
Near Malik Market, Rajouri City

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